DEFRA survey on UK REACH - Please Complete

Published: 15 September 2023

The UK REACH service team in The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), are looking for users of the service to complete a survey.

Carbon Accounting - free training course

Published: 23 August 2023

Carbon accounting is becoming an increasingly important tool for organisations. It not only provides the insight needed to quantify and measure a company’s carbon emissions, but it also assists in making informed decisions when it comes to mitigation strategies. This free course by xtonnes covers the fundamentals of carbon accounting and emission calculations.

The RPD system for EPR packaging data is now open for enrolment

Published: 16 August 2023

Under the EPR Data Regulations, large producers (over £2m t/o and that handle more than 50 tonnes of packaging in a year) must provide data for the first 6 months of 2023 by 1 October whilst small producers (£1-2m t/o, 25-50 tonnes) must do so from January 2024 and the RPD system for EPR packaging data is now open for enrolment

UK & EU Diisocyanate's restriction - remaining provisions on training requirements come into force from 24th August 2023

Published: 10 August 2023

The restriction on diisocyanate was adopted on 4 August 2020, by the European & UK authorities under REACH, targeting respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanate. The new restriction requires training prior to use of diisocyanate before 24th August 2023. This post is a reminder of the published information for information. If you are an end user you should consult your supplier if you have questions. From 24 February 2022, any products covered by this restriction should have been labelled “As from 24 August 2023 adequate training is required before industrial or professional use”.

UK Government announces extension of CE mark recognition for businesses - but not for construction products, yet

Published: 01 August 2023

The Department for Business and Trade has today announced an indefinite extension to the use of CE marking for UK businesses. UKCA marking for construction products is managed by DLUHC and as of today's date DLUHC still intend to cease recognition CE marking in June 2025, which is confusing. BASA's view is that DLUHC are likely to eventually concede that UKCA marking of construction products is unnecessary for products that are not safety critical.

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023

Published: 30 June 2023

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the bill it received Royal Assent on 29 June at 11:06 am. The bill is now an Act of Parliament (law). For BASA Members this will mean that the Annex VIII requirements for Poison Centre Notifications that were accidentally carried forward, but are not being implemented currently, will be officially revoked on 31/12/2023.

Become a supporter - Social Purpose Project

Published: 29 June 2023

Could your business support inspirational people to achieve extraordinary things? The Social Purpose Project (SPP) is a new pioneering social enterprise which provides specialist public affairs and public relations support for charities, campaigns, and causes. These services are delivered at no cost to the recipient organisation thanks to commercial sponsors.

1 Week to go ‘til InstallerSHOW

Published: 20 June 2023

InstallerSHOW – the UK’s biggest heating, plumbing and electrical exhibition – OPENS NEXT TUESDAY at the NEC, Birmingham (27-29 June) – it’s huge, it’s eye-popping, it’s an amazing day out.

Exclusive product launches at InstallerSHOW

Published: 06 June 2023

Step into the ultimate product launch hub, InstallerSHOW, where innovation takes centre stage! Our 400+ exhibitors are gearing up to unveil their exciting new products and solutions - all under the roof of The NEC, Birmingham in June. Don't forget to grab your FREE visitor pass and join us to stay at the forefront of cutting-edge products and trends in the heating, plumbing, and electrical industries.

CHEMUK records 41% increase in visitors for 2023 Expo!

Published: 23 May 2023

CHEMUK 2023 opened its doors on Wed 10th & Thur 11th May at the NEC in Birmingham to a record attendance of 3956 visitors (excluding exhibitor staff) over the two days, representing an increase of 41% from the 2022 edition. The total two-day attendance (visitors plus exhibitors) was 5559.

UK REACH - RMOA for Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Releasers

Published: 17 May 2023

BASA members have been identified as having a potential interest in articles that could release formaldehyde into indoor air. HSE have contacted us you to alert members to a call for evidence that HSE has opened and which you may be interested to respond to.

DHSC plan to revoke Annex VIII within GB CLP by the end of 2023 using powers within the Retained EU Law Bill

Published: 15 May 2023

An announcement on all revocations of EU law under this Bill was made on 10th May 2023 and DHSC opted for this legislative option as it is the most efficient and timely route for the revocation of the Annex in relation to the use of poison centre notifications for the GB market. The Department for Health and Social Care will provide a further update once the revocation process is complete.

Retained EU Law Bill Amendments and Regulatory Reform Announcement

Published: 11 May 2023

Today (11th May 23) the Government is tabling amendments to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (the ‘REUL Bill’) at Lords’ Report stage alongside publishing an update on our plans for regulatory reform. This amendment has been tabled in response to the feedback from businesses and other organisations with an interest in Retained EU law during the Bill’s passage.

CCPI Webinar Series - Onboarding & Verification

Published: 21 April 2023

CCPI are currently looking to onboard more manufacturers for their planned waves in May & June this year. If you are a construction product manufacturer and want to find out more about the Onboarding and Verification process for CCPI, please register for the upcoming webinar on 25th April 2023 at 12:00 by clicking on the link below.

UKCA Marking of Construction products

Published: 18 April 2023

BASA is aware that there is still some confusion in GB regarding the deadlines for UKCA marking. Please note that Construction products Legislation is completely separate from all other areas requiring UKCA marking and in our case ALL of the requirements are included in the actual, legislation. You should not follow guidance, dates or recommendations written by DBT (formerly BEIS), as it is the actual legislation in force that dictates the affixing of UKCA marking on construction products, due to the DLUHC statement "You should rely on the provisions of the legislation in preference to what is summarised in this guidance."

Sad News - Darren Ogden, Kenyon Group Ltd

Published: 14 April 2023

On 13th April 2023, BASA were informed that Darren Ogden a long term BASA supporter, past winner of the BASA Glue Pot Golf Trophy and Kenyon's “glue stick expert”, with over 13 years’ service to the company, sadly lost his battle against cancer on Friday 10th March 2023, aged 54